Prime Day Deals

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Amazon’s Prime Day anniversary event is here! Some deals will last until Tuesday night, some will be gone in a flash. It’s the craziest shopping event since the week before Black Friday.

Amazon’s Prime Day anniversary event is here! Some deals will last until Tuesday night, some will be gone in a flash. It’s the craziest shopping event since the week before Black Friday.

Don’t forget to sign up for Prime if you haven’t yet!

We’ve been combing the previews for stuff you might actually want to buy. We’ll be featuring products we’ve reviewed or tested, and filtering out “deals” that aren’t much better than typical discount prices.

Don’t forget to check out our list of tips and tricks to make the most of Amazon’s offerings.

How we’re selecting the deals

We’ve got a few rules we’ll stick with for items we post here.

No Junk: We’re only posting deals for items we know to be worth buying. If we haven’t tested the items ourselves (our site is still pretty small), we may rely on the reviews of other credible experts to recommend a product.

This means we’ll mostly shying away from categories like appliances, TVs and laptops, since it’s difficult to know how well some “bargains” will suit your needs.

Only real deals: if a price doesn’t drop below typical seasonal sale prices, we won’t list it. We’re also checking prices at other major retailers.

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Blink - XT Home Security Camera System

$250 $139.99

44% off

Place and move your wireless Blink camera anywhere around your home both inside and out. Start off with a small system and expand to up to 10 cameras on one Blink Sync Module.

Anova - Sous Vide Precision Cooker

$128.94 $84.99

34% off

A top-ranked sous vide cooker with 900 w of power.

Echo Dot (2nd Generation)

$49.99 $29.99

40% off

This is the cheapest way to get Amazon's smart assistant into your house.

Fire TV Stick

$39.99 $19.99

50% off

If you don't have a smart TV, Amazon's stick will bring Prime Video (and other streaming services) just about anywhere.

Kindle - Paperwhite E-reader

$119.99 $79.99

33% off

Probably the most popular e-reader of all time.

Echo (2nd Generation)

$99.99 $69.99

30% off

If you want a wireless speaker that also shops for you, Echo is the model to beat.

Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa

$49.99 $29.99

40% off

Amazon's tablets aren't iPad-killers, but if you can live with the Amazon hooks then they're very affordable!

Anker - PowerCore 10000

$29.00 $19.00

34% off

An older design without QuickCharge or type C ports, but it still has a lot of capacity. Thankfully with prior approval from an airline, power banks rated 100.1-160 watt hours can be taken onboard.

Essential Phone - 128 GB

$499 $249.99

50% off

A quirky year-old phone that launched at $700. Totally unlocked and with a great battery. Probably best for Android hackers only.

Cricut - Explore Air 2 bundle

$279.00 $194.00

30% off

Cut stickers, stencils, cards and more with this very popular system.

Duxtop - 9600LS Portable Induction Cooktop

$99.99 $71.99

28% off

Extra power modes for the same price as the 9100 MC that won runner up in our best induction cooktop roundup

Instant Pot - DUO60 6 Qt Electric Pressure Cooker

$99.95 $58.99

41% off

The Instant Pot is easily the most popular Kitchen Gadget of the last few years, and it won best overall in our review of the best pressure cookers.

Coleman - Extension Cord

$14.92 $12.20

18% off

A good price for a nice, long 16-gauge extension cord.

Amazon Basics - 9" Thermal Laminator

$21.99 $11.99

45% off

Because you never know when a laminator will come in handy!

Adobe - Photoshop Elements 2018

$99.99 $49.99

50% off

If you don't need the full suite of tools, this is still a very capable photo editing program for hobbyists. Boxed software only.

MIBOTE - 109 piece magnetic building tiles

$36.99 $26.24

29% off

Our staff toddler loves these. Learn about polygonal modelling of basic structures!

National Geographic - Play Sand 12 LB

$34.99 $27.99

20% off

Twelve pounds of sand and National Geographic's (tiny) molds.

Diaper Genie - Complete Pail & Refill Bundle

$59.99 $41.99

30% off

An alternate version of our budget diaper pail pick, with some free refills.

Oral-B - Pro 1000 Electric Toothbrush

$40.00 $30.00

25.00% off

Use coupon to get promo price at checkout. A strong contender in our upcoming electric toothbrush post! This is the best toothbrush system for sensitive teeth.

PanaVise - 301 Table Vise

$$54.99 $$33.52

39% off

The standard by which every hobby vise is judged.

Cate and Levi - 12" Handmade sock puppets

$19.99 $10.46

48% off

What can we say except that these are awesome?

Cooler Master - MasterKeys Pro S RGB

$139 $87.14

37% off

Cherry Brown switches for great tactile typing, and all the RGB lights you could ask for.

Donner Concert Ukulele

$65.00 $46.80

28% off

A quality Uke for a good price.

Etekcity - Lasergrip 1080 Infrared Thermometer

$20.99 $12.59

40% off

Our go-to infrared thermometer. More capable than most for finding specific heat sources.

rOtring 800 Retractable Mechanical Pencil

$50.00 $24.63

51.00% off

A classic drafting pencil. At full price it didn't get a recommendation in our review, but if you're looking to up your pencil game this is an OK price.

Blizzard - Overwatch Legendary Edition for XBox One

$59.88 $29.99

50% off

If you want the collectible disc and in-game exclusives, here's a deal!

Cedar Markers - Liquid chalk markers

$15.99 $10.39

35% off

All the colors you need for your cafe-sign art.

Regalo - Extra-tall baby gate

$49.99 $36.79

26% off

A taller one-hand-opening version of a model we tested in our review of the best baby gates. This is a great pick if you need the height.

Twitch Prime (w/ 6 Free Games)

$0

0% off

Get free games with Twitch Prime this week!

Zookki - Solar-powered motion-sensor lights

$27.49 $11.99

56% off

We've been using these to add motion-activated light around the garage and yard. Set and forget!

Gentlemen's Beard - Beard Oil

$19.97 $14.97

25% off

This oil performed very well in our tests, though even at this price it's also very expensive.

Ring - Video Doorbell Pro

$249.00 $174.00

30% off

Ring's interface is one of our favorites in an upcoming roundup of outdoor security cameras. This is the camera system that made them famous.

Amazon - Cloud Cam Security Camera

$119.99 $59.99

50% off

This is a hot price on Amazon's new camera system. If you've invested in Echo and Alexa devices, you'll appreciate the easier integration.

Fire HD 8 - 16GB Tablet

$239.97 $139.97

42% off

The Fire HD 8 is a goldilocks-sized tablet: not too big, not too small. Save $100 if you buy three.

Nintendo - New 3DS XL - Super NES Edition

$199.99 $149.99

25% off

Buy it for the collectible novelty design, keep it for Mario Kart in your pocket.

Honeywell - HCE200B Space Heater

$34.99 $20.95

40% off

In our review of the best space heaterswe liked this for its small size and safety features, but it's a fanless model, so it doesn't heat a whole room.

Panasonic - Flash Xpress Toaster Oven

$107.00 $97.00

9% off

The most powerful finalist in our toaster over review. It didn't win top pick because of clunky controls, but it'll broil garlic bread in less than a minute.

Munchkin - Miracle 360 Sippy Cup, 14 Ounce

$7.86 $6.39

19% off

A runner-up in our roundup of the best sippy cups, with great easy-clean features.

Expo - Dry Erase Markers (16)

$24.99 $9.48

62% off

If you use a whiteboard, you can never have too many dry-erase markers around.

Dyson - V8 Stick Vacuum

$499.00 $364.00

27% off

This is the best cordless stick vacuum at a killer price. (We recently paid $449 to review it.)

Timber Ridge - Oversize XL Zero Gravity Recliner

$119.00 $75.50

37% off

The best zero gravity recliner from our review, with better design and materials than most you'll find.

Bose - Quiet Comfort 25

$299.00 $125.00

58% off

An older design, but still solid. Bose is on top of the noise cancelling game; these aren't studio headphones but they're a great all-round pick.

Scrub Daddy - 4 pack

$14.99 $11.99

20% off

A four pack of the best kitchen cleaning sponge. These guys really do our-scrub anything.

Philips - Sonicare HX8911

$119.99 $48.99

59% off

A runner up from our upcoming electric toothbrush review, Sonicare is great so long as you aren't ticklish. This model comes with a neat travel case.

Waterpik - WP-660 Aquarius

$79.99 $39.99

50% off

Runner up in our review of the best water flosser, lightning deals for this model usually only hit $55.

Gerber - Dime compact multi-tool

$25.00 $10.50

58% off

This competes with Leatherman's Squirt at 1/3 the price. Hard to beat as a pocketable set of pliers and utility tools.

Oster - Cordless Electric Wine Opener

$19.99 $17.99

10% off

This won our pick for a wine opener for commercial use: the battery life is very impressive.

Tile Sport - Key Finder

$34.99 $19.99

43% off

This is the "sport" version of the best key finder. It has even longer range and a louder chime.

VTech - DM-223

$39.95 $23.98

40% off

A revised version of our pick for the best audio-only baby monitor.

Apple - iTunes Gift Card

$50.00 $40.00

20% off

If you buy your entertainment through Apple's services, this is a pretty good deal.

Spotify - Gift Card

$60.00 $47.00

22% off

If you're all-in on Spotify's music platform, 22% off six months is pretty great.

Daniel Jackson, Editor

Daniel is a Canadian farm boy who grew up to be a nerd with a literature degree and too many hobbies to count. He emigrated from Canada to California in 2013, and now writes for Your Best Digs full-time. Daniel remains unapologetic about Canadian spelling, serial commas, and the destruction of expensive travel mugs.

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